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Waxed Cotton Canvas - Dark Russet

Sale price$23.00 per 1/2 meter
($46.00 per meter)

Made from 100% cotton with a waxed finish, this fabric is structured, durable, and hard-wearing. This medium weight waxed canvas is water resistant and breathable, making it ideal for outerwear and bag projects. The waxed finish will soften and age beautifully over time developing distinctive cracks and a natural lived-in patina.

Please note there will be creases or 'craze marks' in the wax due to the shipping process. These are not permanent; refer to our Resource Article for Sewing Tips & Care Instructions for your waxed canvas

We suggest using thicker Jeans/Denim needles when sewing with waxed cotton canvas.

Gütermann Thread Match:  Walnut #594 

A deep neutral brown. 

Content: 100% Cotton
Width: 152cm / 60”
Weight: 441gsm / 13oz
Opacity: Opaque
Drape: Structured
Country of Origin: India

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Video shows our Boysenberry colourway. Colours depicted in the video may differ from real life, for a more accurate representation please refer to the product images.

Care Instructions

Do not dry clean. Do not machine wash. Do not tumble dry. These processes will strip the wax finish. To clean, start by brushing off dirt with a soft brush. If washing is needed, hand wash with cold water using a cloth or soft brush. For stubborn spots or stains, use a mild bar soap or flake soap sparingly. Test the soap you plan to use, as many stronger detergents will break down the wax. 


You can clear up crease marks by using a heat blowing gun, hair dryer, or iron at medium heat (with a protective paper layer between the fabric and the iron). You can also re-wax your fabric by using a fabric safe paraffin wax.

Note: we recommend that you pre-wash / pre-treat your fabric in the manner you intend to wash your finished garment.

We Recommend

Suitable for: Jackets, Bags, Hats 

We Recommend: Taylor Tailor Desmond Roll Top Backpack, Elbe Textiles Sorrento Bucket Hat, Merchant & Mills Landgate Jacket, Noodle Head Making Backpack

Check out our Pinterest for more pattern suggestions and inspiration. 

Fabric FAQ

All fabric is sold by the half meter.

Due to the vast colour variances in every monitor and mobile device, we cannot guarantee the colour will be an exact match to what you see online.

Shipping Info

Blackbird ships worldwide from Vancouver, Canada.

Orders will be shipped out within 5 business days of receipt of payment. When applicable, your tracking number will be e-mailed to you on the day of shipment. Please note: orders placed during and directly following a sale may take longer to ship.

For more information about approximate transit times, duties, taxes & import fees, and returns please visit our Shipping & Returns page.